New Living Translation
So the king and all his household set out at once. He left no one behind except ten of his concubines to look after the palace.
King James Bible
And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king went forth, and all his household after him, and the king left ten women, concubines, to keep the house.
World English Bible
The king went forth, and all his household after him. The king left ten women, who were concubines, to keep the house.
Young's Literal Translation
And the king goeth out, and all his household at his feet, and the king leaveth ten women -- concubines -- to keep the house.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:16 After him - Or, on foot, which the king chose to do, to humble himself under the hand of God; to encourage his companions in this hard and comfortless march; and to move compassion in his people towards him. Concubines - For he supposed that their sex would protect them, and their relation to David would gain them some respect, or at least, safety from his son.
LibraryA Light to Lighten the Gentiles
P. G. 2 Sam. xv. 19-22; John xii. 26 "Wherefore goest thou with me?" Said the king disowned-- Said the king despised, rejected, Disenthroned. "Go, return unto thy place, To thy king of yore-- Here a pilgrim and a stranger, Nothing more. "Not for thee the cities fair, Hills of corn and wine-- All was portioned ere thou camest, Nought is thine. "Wandering forth where'er I may, Exiled from mine own, Shame, rejection I can grant thee; That alone. "Turn and take thy brethren back, With thy people …
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others
The Daily Walk with Others (iii. ).
And V the Kingdom Undivided and the Kingdom Divided
That Whereas the City of Jerusalem had Been Five Times Taken Formerly, this was the Second Time of Its Desolation. A Brief Account of Its History.
2 Samuel 15:15
"We are with you," his advisers replied. "Do what you think is best."
2 Samuel 15:17
The king and all his people set out on foot, pausing at the last house
2 Samuel 16:21
Ahithophel told him, "Go and sleep with your father's concubines, for he has left them here to look after the palace. Then all Israel will know that you have insulted your father beyond hope of reconciliation, and they will throw their support to you."
2 Samuel 16:22
So they set up a tent on the palace roof where everyone could see it, and Absalom went in and had sex with his father's concubines.
2 Samuel 20:3
When David came to his palace in Jerusalem, he took the ten concubines he had left to look after the palace and placed them in seclusion. Their needs were provided for, but he no longer slept with them. So each of them lived like a widow until she died.
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